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Making the Case for Sustainable Procurement

Date:   Apr 08, 2020 - Apr 08, 2020
Time:   11:00 AM (EDT)

As businesses feel increasing pressure to serve a social purpose (e.g. beyond quarterly earnings), this is bringing sustainable supply chain practices into the spotlight. Nonetheless, gaining the budgetary resources to support a sustainable purchasing program means being able to articulate both the positive social and environmental impact (aligning purpose), and the case for how it will help your business (revenue, brand enhancement, risk avoidance, etc.). 

This webinar, hosted by Supply Chain Canada, brings together some expert views to help build your case for sustainable supply. An introduction by EcoVadis will provide context of eight “value levers of Sustainable Procurement”. Next, Bob Willard of Sustainable Advantage will overview his new, practical Sustainable Procurement Toolkit that helps manage and justify sustainable procurement. Then, Constance Boisriveaud, Sustainability Advisor (and previously Category Manager) at Cascades, brings real-world practitioner advice and success stories in supporting their purpose-driven goals through their sustainable procurement journey.

Speakers:

Constance Boisriveaud, Sustainability Advisor, Cascades

Constance has been working with Cascades for 7 years with 5 years on the procurement team as a Category Manager and the past 2 years on the Sustainability team with a focus on sustainable procurement. Prior to that, she worked in the Fair-trade industry. Constance holds a degree in Business Administration from Idrac Business School in France and Fachhochschule München in Germany.

David McClintock, Marketing Director, EcoVadis

David has a strong passion for bringing complex technologies to productive, everyday use. Before joining EcoVadis in 2014, David was co-founder and CMO at Xform Computing, a cloud computing and mobile apps startup. Prior to that he was VP Marketing at Cogi.com, and Director of Product Management at Callwave, Inc., both in VoIP-related technology and services. David holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage

Bob is a leading expert on quantifying the business value of sustainability strategies. He has given over 1,300 presentations, has authored six books and provides extensive resources for sustainability champions. He is an award-winning Certified B Corp, a Certified Sustainability Professional, and has a PhD in sustainability from the University of Toronto.

This webinar is based on the whitepaper by Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), in sponsorship with EcoVadis.

This webinar is eligible for 2 CPD points; we kindly ask members to enter their activity independently following this webinar.


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